ZTE Coughs Up $3 Billion for Network Gear from U.S. Corps.
ZTE today announced that it has signed purchase agreements totaling more than $3 billion for semiconductors and other networking technology from U.S. vendors. ZTE will use semiconductor parts from Qualcomm, Freescale Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, Altera and Broadcom over the next three years. ZTE says the purchases are meant to increase its ties with U.S. companies, as well as to help reduce the time it takes to get products to market. ZTE has made small strides towards increasing its presence in the U.S. market, including recent distribution agreements with Verizon Wireless and MetroPCS, which are selling the ZTE Salute and the ZTE Agent, respectively.
Hands On with the ZTE Axon Phone
ZTE debuted the Axon phone today, a flagship smartphone specifically for the U.S. market.
Hands On with the ZTE Z Max Pro for MetroPCS
ZTE showed off the Z Max Pro today, a huge Android handset for MetroPCS. This phablet packs a reasonable set of specs for less than $100, including a 6-inch full HD screen and 13-megapixel camera.
Hands On with the ZTE Blade V9 and V9 Vita
The latest in ZTE's Blade series phones are the V9 and V9 Vita. These devices bring ZTE's design language in line with current trends by adopting 18:9 displays.
ZTE Takes On Partner to Fund Nubia Business
ZTE today said Suning Rundong has invested $297 million in Nubia Technology. Suning sells electronic goods online in ZTE's home market of China.
ZTE Says Intel Chiefs' Fears Unfounded, Its Phones No Threat
ZTE says American consumers have no reason to fear its cell phones. The company issued a statement after the heads of the FBI, CIA, NSA and other intelligence groups suggested that Americans should not purchase phones made by ZTE and Huawei.